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HP to buy 112MW of wind power from SunEdison

CTBR Staff Writer Published 22 July 2015

HP has agreed to buy 112MW of power from a 300MW wind project in Texas, US, being built by SunEdison, to power its data centres.

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The 12-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with SunEdison will allow HP to meet its operational greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals by the end of this year.

The energy to be delivered by SunEdison from the South Plains II wind farm will power all of HP's data centers in Texas.

SunEdison Services will operate and maintain the wind farm, which is expected to go online in 2016.

SunEdison executive vice president for Americas and EMEA Paul Gaynor said: "Wind generated electricity represents a good business opportunity for Texas and for HP.

"By powering their data centers with renewable energy, HP is taking an important step toward a clean energy future while lowering their operating costs."

HP vice president and chief progress officer of corporate affairs Gabi Zedlmayer said: "This agreement represents the latest step we are taking on HP's journey to reduce our carbon footprint across our entire value chain, while creating a stronger, more resilient company and a sustainable world."

The other technology companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook have already switched to renewable energy to meet their power requirements.

Image: HP will buy 112MW of output from the 300MW South Plains II wind farm in Texas. Photo: courtesy of dan/FreeDigitalPhotos.net.